The 9th Verão Azul Festival is here!

VERÃO AZUL arrives to it’s 9th edition and between October 17th and November 2nd it will wander between Loulé, Faro, Quarteira and Lagos with an extensive programme of theatre, dance, music, performance, visual arts and cinema.

National and international artists invite the audience to think about the Anthropocene concept: Alessandro Sciarroni dances animal migrations; Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere depict an environmental disaster in Brazil; Gustavo Ciríaco builds memorized and imagined landscapes on stage; Niño de Elche, Flamenco’s enfant-terrible, presents a show on the various “traffics” between Colombia and Spain; Cátia Pinheiro invites the audience to make an audio journey in Loulé and Lagos; the collective Mil Metros 2 gathers and exhibits inhabitants’ questions through the streets of Faro and Quarteira.

© Cláudia Lancaster & Gonçalo Duarte

Verão Azul also offers several immersive moments, such as André Uerba’s performance-installation, the concert-installation by Gabriel Ferrandini, André Cepeda and Maria Reis, Raquel André’s intimate experiences with people she has been collecting and Tó Trips and Tiago Gomes’ journey-performance, inspired by Jack Kerouac.

And moments of gathering with concerts by national musicians and musicians from the Algarve at the two meeting points of the festival, in Loulé and Faro, a space for meetings between audience and artists.

We celebrate the beginning of the Festival with the opening of an exhibition by André Príncipe in Faro at Associação 289 and its end with a party at LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, home of longtime friends.

Without stopping, we move ON THE ROAD!